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U.K. Government Sued by ClientEarth Over Air Quality Plans

  • Lawsuit comes less than a year after Supreme Court order
  • U.K. to miss EU air pollution guidelines by 15 years
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A London-based environmental law organization filed a suit to force the U.K. government to make changes to improve the country’s air quality, less than a year after winning a Supreme Court order that forced ministers to revise existing plans.

ClientEarth said Friday in a statement that it filed a lawsuit with the High Court, and will serve U.K. government lawyers with the claim. Scottish and Welsh ministers, London Mayor Boris Johnson and the Department for Transport will be added to the case “as interested parties,” according to the statement. The U.K. is “committed” to improving air quality, the environment department said in a statement.